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us columnist and detail editor, dani henninger and kim strassel. dan, we like to say for a long time we live in a center-right country. if you look at the last two presidential elections that doesn't seem to be the case. are we living now in a new, progressive era? >> in terms of the presidency, i think we are, paul. i'm not sure about the country. barack obama i think is the center left or left wing president since the great depression and i think that what barack obama has in mind to do is indeed to redistribute income from the top downward, not to cut spending, but to increase spending, it's explicit from a 20% of gdp to 25% gdp and rather than cut spending raise taxes as necessary to support that spending and i would say that is in fact essentially the french model. and the question is whether it can support enough growth in the economy. >> paul: taxes are going up, we know that, spending, going up for sure even before the health care law kicks in. so, we are moving in that direction, particularly in the entitlement state. not reforming it, but actually expanding it. >> aen what
? >> dan, i just got off the phone with your mother. your family is in full support of this. i spoke with erin. i spoke with your mom for about 45 minutes. the whole drive down. she loves you and she misses you so, so much. she loves the boys and misses them. you -- it is your hand that's taking care of them right now and you know how much they love them. and they're scared. i think they're scared. this vacation has been overdue. it's time to come home. and we welcome you home. we welcome you home safely. your whole family is behind this, as is my whole family. we are working together. and i really want you to come home. >> you just had a birthday today. >> today. >> and you bought the cake and presents. >> we've got the cake. henry doesn't like birthday cake. we've got a birthday cookie cake and your presents are wrapped. and we're ready for you to come home and celebrate your birthday. dan, i'm sure you have birthday plans for henry and we really need to go forward and start celebrating his birthday and bring them home to you and to me safely. >> as you're sitting here and clinchin
-warming surprise this time of christmas and, dan bowens has more from our affiliate station in new york city. >> reporter: an unexpected christmas surprise for the children of ps253 in the rockaways. >> shout it out... ♪ >> reporter: the holiday joy is deeply appreciated by the students, many with families still dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> a lot of them have been going through a lot of difficulty, the past few weeks. trying to recover, and, you know, some apartments not having lights on. >> reporter: state senator malcolm smith playing the role of the santa and since the stormed worked with hot 97 identifying families in need. >> alisyn: this is overwhelming, i mean, your heart gets full and, a young man... santa, santa! >> reporter: helping collect most of gifts... we told you about this good samaritan and her friend last month and started their drive after noticing children's toys among the debris of the super storm. >> we are able to actually have 600 toys, donated, from different people, all over the country. >> reporter: we were with her as she made her last roun
: dan taylor is disabled vet. served on the uss enterprise in the navy. dan lost a leg to diabetes but still laid out the entire light show and his neighbors and everyone who drives by seem to love it. >> you talk about super dan here. this man is amazing. he actually has one leg. he has diabetes, bless his heart. he did more with a man with one leg than i have seen a lot of men with like two legs. he has been climbing ladders here at the home. look at it. it is just amazing. my heart fills out. >> reporter: dan somehow gets up and down his ladder and strings lights. he has only display on his block. >> he got one leg. did it with a wheelchair or something. that was so awesome what he did. >> reporter: dan got help from his niece's young sons. the lights also serve as comfort for the family. dan lost his wife and his niece lost her husband. the christmas season is so very special to this close-knit family. >> just means a lot. he lost his wife a few months before i lost my husband. and, like he said, god, god works in mysterious ways. we have our little family here that he put toge
. judith boar tease. susan cooper. dan yell, it's a great honor to be a part of the committee with you. i knew i would find wisdom in you all. i never expected to find friends. thank you for your labor and high and noble courtesy and kindness. for your belief that writing for young people is critically important for our culture. in such strangely troubled dais brought me back to hope. thank you. [applause] the five finalists are william alexander. goblin secrets. published. [cheering and applause] "out of reach" [cheering and applause] a story of the eleventh of love and loss. patricia mccormick "never fall down." [cheering and applause] an imprint of harpers colins publishing. a harrow and bravely told story of survival. elliot "endangered." [cheering and applause] published by scholastic books. a story of love that extends all boundaries even though that lie behind species. "race to build and steal the most's dangerous weapon" published by flash point. a rivetting thriller of the book that tells of a birth of age. to the writers, thank you. thank you for your work. and thank you for wha
. dan bowens of fox affiliate wnyw in new york has this report. >> these two buttons straightforward. >> reporter: for a boy who wants to be a firefighter when he grows up, christmas gifts don't get much better than this. >> it is cool to hang out with my dad and hang out with the guys because this is obviously what i want to do when i'm older. >> reporter: he spent this holiday at ladder company 15 with his dad, nathan. nathan is one of crew at the firehouse in lower manhattan. like emergency personnel everywhere working on the holiday is just part of the job. this year this father and son are glad to spend it together. >> i'm a single father. he just moved in with me about a year ago and it's, it is hard at times. it is challenging but, you know, the job itself very understanding. i mean it's a brotherhood. >> reporter: the christmas tree here is in the same room as memorial to firefighters who lost their lives on september 11th, a remind lieutenant gregory lynch says how quickly life can change at any time any day. >> we're here for the city 24 hours. we never close. >> reporter:
public editor, dan. he was pretty critical. i didn't all the agree with him and he had his kind of quirks like everybody else does and he couldn't stand klugman who i think is quiet good. and then gentle barney very rarely raised his voice so they liked him. and i was pretty -- kind of critical of him. he's a very nice man but didn't push them. then the next person was craig whoy thought was quite good. then they had author who didn't finish his term and didn't have much to say. but i think really what we need in the public editor frankly, and i have said this in print, not in the book, but they need kind of a somewhat trance gressive feistty public editor who calls them to account. for example, their financial reports, i've talked about that, are often semibog gus. they are on the mystic and were issuing reports that weren't true. if they issue reports ten years in a row that are overly optimistic somebody should call them on this. they just write stories about themselves. but i think we could have a little bit of a -- they should be called to account on lots of things. they should be ca
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